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Re: Fwd: Re: Need help for the Gcc problem

On Sat, 19 Feb 2000, JF Martinez wrote:
> > 
> > Below are two more replies from the list. In the mean time I will wait
> > and see if there is anything else that you may want to add. If I don't
> > hear from you within a few hours, I will reply with the above.
> > 
> Don't forget I live at french time.
Yes, I remembered right as I was pushing the send button! We are like
half a day apart. So I have not posted anything to the list yet.

You can use the gcc web site to monitor the list at:

Here are the last relevant posts from the list that may help. I will
wait to here from you (at French time:-))

----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
Subject: Re: Gcc Problems??
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 06:31:49 +0000 (GMT)
From: Alex Buell <alex.buell@tahallah.demon.co.uk>

On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Martin v. Loewis wrote:

> I haven't tried in a while, but in my experience, the 2.2 Linux kernel
> always crashed when compiled with gcc 2.95 (it would not boot).
> However, I'm not sure whose fault that is.

Using gcc 2.95.2 and the latest linux kernels should be OK as long as the
latest version of binutils is used.

Alan Cox put some fixes into the kernels for 2.95.2.

I use binutils-

Works for me. 

Signatures sucks.

----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
Subject: Re: Gcc Problems??
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 14:19:59 +0100 (MET)
From: Erik Mouw <J.A.K.Mouw@its.tudelft.nl>

On Fri, 18 Feb 2000 15:34:22 -0500, R.G. Mayhue wrote:
> I am new to the list and I have not been monitoring it so I have a
> few quick questions.
> 1) Is Gcc 2.95.2 (Linux Intel) ready for prime time?  Alan Cox says it
> has some serious bugs.

No, Alan didn't say that. He (and several other linux developers) said
that gcc-2.95.2 may trigger some problems when you try to compile linux
with it.

> 2)  Is it safe to use it to recompile the 2.2 Linux kernel?

Some people have problems, others have not, YMMV. If your gcc 2.95.2
compiled 2.2.x kernel crashes, don't complain to the linux kernel list,
because it is well known that certain kernel configuration crash with gcc
2.95.2. The latest 2.2.x kernels (2.2.14 at time of writing) have less
problems with gcc-2.95.2.

It is safe to compile linux 2.3.x with gcc-2.95.2. If it crashes, you are
encouraged to report it to the linux-kernel mailinglist.

> 3) Is it safe to use the -mpentium -mpentiumpro flags?
> 4) Is it living its last days?

"I'm not quite dead yet!" (Monty Python)


unix soit qui mal y pense
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